Day 1 of the Energy Exodus: Kick Off Rally to March from Coal to Cape Wind:
Where: Kennedy Park Overlook Section 1-36 Broadway Fall River, MA 02721
When: August 28, 2013 9-10:30AM
The rally will kick off a six 66 mile march when scores of citizens from all over New England will march from the Brayton Point coal and gas plant outside Fall River to Barnstable on Cape Cod, the future site of Cape Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind project.
Come hear local and national voices in the climate movement along with Energy Exodus marchers all committed to ending the dangerous climate and health impacts of the Brayton Point coal and gas plant. We call on Governor Patrick to use his authority under the Global Warming Solutions Act to end coal use in Massachusetts and replace it with renewable energy. We can no longer live with the devastating environmental costs to our communities from Brayton Point and our fossil fuel-dominated energy system.
Meet us at the Kennedy Park Overlook Section 1-36 Broadway in Fall River from 9-10:30AM on Wednesday, August 28th! Speakers will include community organizer Camilo Viveiros of the George Wiley Center in Pawtucket, RI; Reverend Jim Antal, President of the Massachusetts Conference of United Church of Christ; Craig Altemose, Executive Director of the Better Future Project; Varshini Prakash, UMass Amherst student and 350.org Fossil Free Fellow; and Iowa State Senator Robert Hogg, author of “America’s Climate Century”.
Later, join us in New Bedford at Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church for dinner (6 – 7 PM) followed by festivities and speakers.
Confirmed: Shea Reister, Campus Divestment Organizer, Better Future Project; Siggy Meilus, Bus Riders United, Community Economic Development Center
The U.S. must transition from fossil fuel energy to clean renewable power like that from the Cape Wind project. Join the Energy Exodus as we build political momentum and hasten the transition to renewable energy in Massachusetts. We deserve healthy communities! We can and must thwart the severest costs of global climate change!